The first Damen Stan Patrol 3007 has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting. The vessel is one of nine that the Royal Bahamas Defence Force has ordered from Damen Shipyards. The order features four Stan Patrol 4207 vessels, one RoRo 5612 and a further three Stan Patrol 3007 vessels.
Damen has designed the Stan Patrol 3007 with the client’s requirements in mind. Robin van der Zon, Project Manager at Damen Shipyards Group explains: “These patrol vessels will prevent smuggling and people trafficking, so it’s vital they can quickly reach places other vessels cannot. For that reason we have developed the Stan Patrol 3007 to reach up to 24 knots with shallow draught.” Even at the highest speeds, Damen’s Sea Axe hull design will ensure excellent efficiency and sea keeping.
The vessel design also features a recess in the aft ship to accommodate a rigid inflatable boat (RIB), with high-speed capabilities. “The RIB design is also new, ” Mr Van der Zon says. “It features a water jet, a new engine system and a propulsion arrangement designed for optimal performance and reliability. She will be able to make speeds over 30 knots.”
Damen has designed the Stan Patrol 3007 to remain at sea for up to one week at a time. To meet that requirement, they have provided on board accommodation for a crew of 13, as well as a pantry and mess room. “Over a period of approximately 15 weeks, we will install on board all machinery, electrical installations, HVAC, navigational equipment, insulation and carpentry, ” states Mr Van der Zon.
“After launching, sea trials and extensive testing will follow a commissioning period of approximately 5 weeks and the first Stan Patrol 3007 should be delivered in week 26 of 2015. After delivery, the crew of the vessel will undergo training in the Netherlands, before the vessel is shipped to the Bahamas, ” says Mr Van der Zon.
Damen Shipyards Group
Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 ship- and repair yards, employing 8, 000 people worldwide.Damen has delivered more than 5, 000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers approximately160 vessels annually to customers worldwide.Based on its unique, standardised ship design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.
Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale value and reliable performance.Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.
Damen offers a wide range of products, including:tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high-speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and super yachts.
For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, such as maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Finally, Damen offers a variety of marine components, especially nozzles, (flap-type) rudders, steering gear, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion
In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion offers a network of 16 repair and conversion yards worldwide, with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres.Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to meet today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures.DS&C handles 1, 500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.